Total recently announced the solarization of its largest oil blending plant, which is located in Singapore. The Tuas plant’s new solar photovoltaic system is equipped with 3,682 solar panels and has a capacity of 1.2 megawatt-peak. The installation is designed to generate 1,511 megawatt hours of electricity per year, covering 35 percent of the site’s energy needs and avoiding up to 528 metric tons of carbon-dioxide emissions a year.
The plant, which opened in 2015, was constructed with sustainability in mind, including a roof specifically designed to withstand the weight of solar panels. The facility also benefits from a pier and shared equipment facilities that allow Total to both ship and receive base oil and additives to and from vessels rather than through land transportation.
The project is part of Total’s worldwide goal to solarize 5,000 of its service stations in 57 countries. Earlier this year, the company solarized its 1,000th service station, with work accelerating in the coming months to complete 1,000 stations per year.
“We are proud to announce the solarization of our largest lubricants plant, marking a new milestone in our commitment to better energy,” said Tan Pai Kok, Total Lubricants’ vice president of operations in Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. “With Asia being a key region for future energy demand, we look forward to supporting that growth through cleaner and sustainable means, and contributing to Singapore’s journey in sustainability.”
For more information, visit www.lubricants.total.com.